Mohammed El Bakkar - Exotic Music Of The Belly Dancer [LP]




A1 Drum Improvisation  2:25  
A2 Improvisation  3:45  
A3 Eh Beyint Ay Ami (My Days)  3:05  
A4 Lesh Hek (Why The Question)  3:05  
A5 Farhat El Alb (Happiness Of The Heart)  3:20  
B1 Farhat (Happy)  3:25  
B2 Elf Leila (A Thousand Nights)  3:15  
B3 Im II Jadaya Lil (A Girl's Name)  3:16  
B4 Shifta Delee  2:55  
B5 Hey Ha Ho  2:35

Music whish inspires such a universally appealing art deserves a second look for its own sake. The modern expression represented in this album has had but slight variation since Scheherazade entertained the Sultan. Never was it better expressed than through the talents of the late, great Mohammed El-Bakkar. This album represents the last of this artist's available, unreleased material.

It is difficult to describe this music in usual terms. It contains a ritualistic element through repetition, which helps create an atmosphere and hold interest. It is untamed and raw; sad or lively; eloquent and powerful. It transmits the human feelings of a whole people. Our reaction suggests that these feelings are essentially the same in all people.